Harbor Freight coming to Alexandria

It will go into the former OfficeMax building 4525 Hwy 29 S. Its website says it is scheduled to open in October, one of 29 stores it plans to open in the next three months. It also plans to open a location in Bemidji in November.

Harbor Freight is a 40-year-old California-based private company, and according to the company’s description on job website Indeed.com, it maintains 950 stores in 48 states and is opening a new location every week. It says it is a $6 billion company on pace to $8 billion in the next few years.

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